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EEO Counselor Update

EEOC Management Directive 110 requires that all EEO Counselors receive at least eight hours of continuing Counselor training every year to keep EEO Counselors informed of developments in EEO practice, law, and guidance, as well as to enhance and develop counseling skills. The EEOC anticipates that this training will include segments on legal and policy updates, regulatory and statutory changes, and counseling skills development. This update is intended to provide experienced Counselors information on modifications to EEO laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, updated EEOC guidance on counseling sex discrimination and sexual harassment, and advice on avoidance of “fragmentation” in the Counseling process.  The training will also address reprisal, which, according to the EEOC Annual Report remains the #1 cited basis for Federal formal complaints and non-sexual harassment which remains the #1 cited issue in complaints. 

 Specific training segments include:

·         Review of Federal EEO Counseling mandates

·         Update of Protected Classes/Categories

·         Counseling alleged denials of reasonable accommodation   

·         Addressing allegations of sexual/non-sexual workplace harassment and reprisal

·         Conducting effective limited inquiries to facilitate resolution

·         Identifying communication techniques to assist in early resolution 

Seminar Methodology

·         Power-point-enabled interactive discussions

·         Group Case Studies and problem-solving

·         Skills enhancement through role-play exercises

·         Counselor Open Forum

About the instructor: John Jones completed a 30 year career in Federal service, retiring as the Director of Equal Opportunity for the Bureau of Reclamation. His experience includes Regional Personnel Officer with GSA and EPA. John has a unique ability to evaluate personnel regulations in context with equal opportunity issues. John was a recipient of Interior's Meritorious Service Award for his leadership and contributions in equal employment opportunity and affirmative employment. John's experience as a senior manager in both equal opportunity and human resources provides him with a unique perspective on how these disciplines interface. 

Nomination procedures:  You may register for this class in one of 3 ways: 1. Call our office at 303-989-3796 and provide credit card information�no forms necessary. 2. Complete the registration form available on our website at and email to or fax to 303-985-4996 3. Complete an agency SF-182, DD-1556 or other ageny training form and email to or fax to 303-985-4996NOTE: If emailing, do not include credit card info - please call the office to provide the number
Confirmation emails will be sent to the participant. Credit cards are usually charged following the class unless requested to be charged earlier. Invoicing will be done in accordance to payment type indicated on the form below or the agency training form.

Tuition: $295 per person  

Cancellation policy:  Nominations cancelled 30 days prior to class date, no charge.  Cancellations from 30 to 15 days prior to class, 50% fee charged.  Cancellations 14 days or less, full fee charged.   

Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to the start of class.  Substitutions accepted until the first day of class

Space is limited. Please register early Your training expenses�including tuition, trravel, meals and lodging�are tax deductible according to Treasury Reg. 1.162-55 Coughlin vs. Commissioner, 203F 2d307.

For more information contact Rushford & Associates at 303-989-3796 or fax 303-985-4996 or email us at



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